#2563 ✓resolved
Don Meyers

Calendar integration

Reported by Don Meyers | May 20th, 2020 @ 08:20 PM

I'm a new user. While there are many things about Apple Mail that bothered me in the past few years (thus my arrival at MailMate), one thing that is handy is being able to hover a cursor over a date showing in the text of a message and be able to establish a Calendar appointment based on the date and surrounding information. Is there a way to set this up in MailMate that I have not yet found?

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  • benny

    benny May 28th, 2020 @ 11:19 AM

    • State changed from “new” to “resolved”

    The grayed out menu item is for the Composer window in which this does work (because it's provided by Apple as part of the text editor class).

    The message view uses the WKWebView class to display HTML (either what's received or what's generated by MailMate based on the plain text received) and this class does not provide the same support even though it appears to do so on iOS.

    Now, I did go down the rabbit hole of trying to find a workaround (even if using a private API), because Apple Mail has some visual support which you don't see in, for example, Safari. I didn't have much success though, but I think I know how it could be implemented/hacked. That won't be a high priority though.

    The good news is that data detectors are supported just like they are supported in Safari and most other parts of macOS. If you have a touch-pad supporting a so-called force-touch then you can use that to trigger it to pop up for the text below the cursor. Alternatively, you can enable it to also work for a three-finger tap in the System Preferences > Trackpad settings. It provides link previews, dictionary lookups, calendar events, and even flight information based on a flight number.

    I'll mark this as resolved, but I'll add a note if I add anything similar to what Apple Mail does (or something else).

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